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Fallen Atlanta fireman gets hero's welcome

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HIRAM, Ga. -
The widow of a fallen Atlanta firefighter credits her three young daughters with helping her handle her husband's tragic death. Local police and firemen paid their final respects to their fallen brother Monday night.
 
Atlanta firefighter Frank Guinn was killed in New Orleans Friday after a car hit him while he was riding a bicycle. He was training for a triathlon.
 
On Monday, Guinn was given a hero's homecoming as his body was brought back to his hometown of Hiram. Police and fire departments from all over metro Atlanta were on-hand at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for Guinn's motorcade.
 
Guinn's widow Kimberly said she wants her husband's death to inspire change that will protect other people. But Guinn also told FOX 5's George Franco she also wants justice. The man who allegedly hit him, Howard Vidrine, was arrested and booked on several charges including negligent homicide. Vidrine is being held on a bond of more than $250,000.

Kimberly Guinn said she is trying to block out her emotional pain with normalcy and movement.
She said her 7-year-old triplet daughters have taught her about acceptance by the way they've handled their father's death.

The Atlanta Fire Department has set up a "Frank Guinn Fund" at Wells Fargo Bank. The money will help pay for part of the funeral, but also for the mounting medical cost for the brother-in-law who was also hit and critically injured. Funeral plans are expected to be announced on Tuesday.
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